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The Lathe of Heaven is a science fiction novel written by Ursula K. Le Guin that was published in 1971. The novel revolves around a man whose dreams can alter reality

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What does this phrase from Ursula Le Guin's book “The Lathe of Heaven” mean?

On page 12 of the novel "The Lathe of Heaven", Dr. Haber offers Mr. Orr some cigarettes and says "Do you smoke ? The brown filters are tranks, the white are denicks." What do the words "tranks" ...